If you have decided to invest in a granny flat for Airbnb as an extra income stream you need to make sure it is booked for as much of the year as possible. To do that you need to make sure you are standing out on Airbnb.
Making your unit stand out on Airbnb
Make sure your unit is of high quality.
In order to get good reviews and repeat stays, you need to make sure your unit it high quality so people have a comfortable stay. All units from Unit2Go have insulation, opening windows, carpets, and modern flooring. Units can also be connected to power and water and can have plumbed wastewater systems.
Make sure your unit looks good.
For something a little different, you might want to opt for one of our Designer Series transportable homes. They are more costly than our standard cabins but offer a great look and a high standard of fittings. This means you could command a greater rental price. Make sure there is a private outdoor space as well.
Most people looking for Airbnb holiday options are looking for self-contained accommodation so make sure your unit has adequate cooking facilities and a decent size fridge and freezer as well as good bathroom facilities. You might also like to add extras like a BBQ or board games. You could also make a welcome pack with a few bits and pieces like toiletries or breakfast items and tea and coffee and information about the local area.
Make access easy.
You may wish to greet every guest who stays at your Airbnb but if you cannot be there all the time make access easy. Install a secure key box that guests can access with a code and make sure instructions are clear. Make sure there is adequate safe parking and that guests can get to the unit without having to access your private home.
Making your Airbnb advert stand out from the crowd
Once your unit is ready to go you need to advertise it. A great advert is key to standing out on Airbnb. Make sure your listing is accurate and does not oversell your offering. Although this might be tempting it probably won’t lead to good reviews. Photos are also important. If you aren’t great at photography think about asking someone to do them for you. Once you’ve had some guests encourage happy ones to leave reviews on the site.
You also need to be responsive and make sure you answer questions and booking enquiries promptly.
Keen to get started on Airbnb? Talk to Unit2Go about our range of units
Unit2Go supplies a range of transportable cabins delivered across the North Island. From small sleep-outs to family-size units, our team can help you find the right cabin for you.